Laptops forum

Resolved Question

how long it will take to recover files from my 300gb drive

by cimnme / March 18, 2013 10:29 PM PDT

recently i went to a technician. my power receiver was broken. i wanted to stay there,he told me to come after 3hrs. after wandering 1hr outside, i went to his shop. he already fixed my laptop within that time. before going to the shop,i transferred my private files to an usb data storage. now judging his overall attitude and everything, I am little bit concerning about my deleted(transferred) files. my question is, it is possible for someone to recover files within 1hour? i had only 120gb free space of my 300gb hard drive. and all my files were hidden ones. waiting for reply from someone expert on this field. thanks.

cimnme has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: how long it will take to recover files from my 300gb drive
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: how long it will take to recover files from my 300gb drive
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by cimnme

Collapse -
Re: files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 18, 2013 10:44 PM PDT

It might make a difference if they were 'hidden' or 'deleted' after you transferred them to your USB data storage. You're not clear about what exactly you did.

But, yes, I think he could have made a copy of your hard disk in an hour, to get the files off later.


Collapse -
by cimnme / March 19, 2013 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: files

yes, i copied them to a usb drive. then deleted them from pc using shift+del. those sensitive files were always hidden,even when i copied them they were hidden. another thing i always kept them in a application's folders. something unusual place.

Collapse -
Look in the CNET Storage Forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2013 3:30 AM PDT

At the top is a post with recover tools. You can see how long it takes with the tools there but RECUVA is pretty fast.

But if I was a nefarious sort I would not bother with that but duplicate the HDD and deal with it later. Cloning a 300GB drive is usually a 20 or so minute task.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Free trip to the Grand Prix

Don't miss your chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco for you and a plus-one.